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08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Oleksandr Ostashchenko

Oleksandr is a 32-year-old design engineer He was remanded in custody for 2 months despite having a small daughter, and showing clear signs of the beating he received from Berkut officers while lying on the ground and showing no resistance | detail

Visits 2914
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Valery Garagutz

45-year-old Valery Garagutz is a journalist and the founder of the Dnipropetrovsk newspaper “Litsa”. Most importantly he was present on Bankova St in his capacity as a journalist, which did not stop law enforcement officers from using their truncheons on him. | detail

Visits 3005
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Yehor Previr

27-year-old Yehor Previr was at the demonstration on Dec 1 together with his father and sister. They were separated after the disturbances had already begun, and all contact was lost with Yehor. They only learned that he was in hospital the next evening, and the police and doctors have refused to provide information about the head injuries and concussion almost certainly inflicted after Yehor’s detention | detail

Visits 3106
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Yaroslav Prytulenko

21-year-old Yaroslav Prytulenko was detained in custody for 2 months despite the fact that the allegations against him are based on statements for police officers who were not named and did not appear in court | detail

Visits 2710
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Serhiy Nuzhnenko

31-year-old Serhiy Nuzhnenko works in retail and is an avid photographer. Over a number of years he has worked on a voluntary basis taking photos of the children in different children’s homes | detail

Visits 2663
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoners: Yury Bolotov

40-year-old Yury Bolotov is a private businessman, and the former director of the rock group Okean Elza. He is married with two children. His wife and friends stress that he is very much a family man and not engaged in politics | detail

Visits 2851
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Vladislav Zahorovko

38-year-old driver Vladislav Zahorovko [or Zagorovko] is married with three children, the youngest an infant. He is the only breadwinner of the family. Amnesty Internaitonal in Ukraine reports that he urgently requires an operation following injuries seemingly inflicted by the riot police on Dec 1 | detail

Visits 2778
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Mykola Lazarevsky

23-year-old Mykola Lazarevsky is an architectural student and an artist. There is video footage showing him being beaten by Berkut riot police and absolutely no evidence of any involvement in the disturbances | detail

Visits 2735
08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner: Gennady Cherevko

41-year-old Gennady Cherevko is from Lubny (Poltava oblast), and little is known about him except that he is married, with two children and not involved in politics at all. And that he was badly beaten by the Berkut riot police and then remanded in custody for 2 months. No evidence was provided to justify this | detail

Visits 2699
06.12.2013

Road Control journalist becomes latest "Bankova Prisoner"

On Dec 6, Road Control [Dorozhny Kontrol] journalist Amdriy Dzyndzya was remanded in custody for 2 months accused of involvement in the disturbances on Bankova St on Dec 1. He becomes the latest of at least 10 people whose detention raises very serious concerns | detail

Visits 5661
06.12.2013

Road Control journalist detained

In a move which is either badly mistimed or deliberately chosen to spark trouble, the police have detained Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya and an MP’s assistant and are refusing to allow lawyers or MPs in to see them raising fears that the men may have been beaten | detail

Visits 3298
05.12.2013

Berkut’s Victims

While attention has deservedly been paid to the excessive use of force which the Berkut riot police have applied against peaceful protesters, other measures, including the worrying detention and criminal charges against 9 demonstraters are also aimed at crushing the protest and are equally unacceptable. | detail

Visits 3657
05.12.2013

Hundreds Injured in Kiev as Riot Police Crack Down

“Ukraine is going through serious civil unrest,” saidRachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “No matter how difficult the situation becomes, police shouldn’t be beating people who pose no threat.” | detail

Visits 3118
03.12.2013

No will to investigate harassment of journalists

The Institute for Mass Information reports that of the 21 high-profile cases linked with obstruction of journalists’ work, the Prosecutor General’s Office has shown will to prosecute those responsible in only one | detail

Visits 2424
02.12.2013

No Provoking a State of Emergency

If the clashes provoked by masked young men on Sunday were aimed at justifying imposition of a state of emergency, they will encounter major difficulties. As well as clear evidence of deliberate provocation, there are also legislative hurdles. | detail

Visits 2971
02.12.2013

Notorious provocateur Korchynsky behind the Presidential Administration violence

“Korchyns’ky is widely considered an agent provocateur, and his "Bratstvo" already took part in several actions that were meant to provoke police suppression of peaceful protests | detail

Visits 2827
01.12.2013

Deliberate attempt to provoke disturbances?

Extremely worrying reports are coming through suggesting attempts to provoke disturbances during the huge and peaceful EuroMaidan demonstration now underway in Kyiv. The civic initiative OZON warns of a suspicious lack of police officers where they are needed, leaving provocateurs a free hand. | detail

Visits 2979
01.12.2013

Ivano-Frankivsk EuroMaidan organizer brutally assaulted

In Ivano-Frankivsk EuroMaidan organizer, Maxim Kytsyuk was brutally attacked. He was set upon by three men at around three a.m on Nov 30 and received head and leg injuries. | detail

Visits 2542
01.12.2013

Ternopil activist Volodymyr Khanas brutally beaten

Our colleague, Volodymyr Khanas, who has been active in the EuroMaidan demonstrations, is in hospital after being brutally beaten in his native Ternopil | detail

Visits 2374
30.11.2013

Growing anger and pitiful attempts by Ukraine’s leaders to shift the blame

Both Yanukovych and prime minister Azarov have tried to absolve themselves of any responsibility. There are, however, signs of schism within the Party of the Regions with three MPs – Bohoslovska, Zhvania and Tihipko – having left the party faction in protest. | detail

Visits 2475
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